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Old 02-26-2010, 12:44 AM
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Please say something..

well hello!! first time posting, been checking the site and would like to hear what you guys have to say about this image...

1st: Picture taken by me, for fun.. to a friend.

2nd:Retouching approach: D&B (first ever try) and some texture to simulate pores.

3rd:I know the hair might be a little distracting(wont even mention the eye) (sorry about that.. its part of a major plan to keep my friends' FB "cool" :S.

4th: Ive reached certain point...(when you stare at an image for soooo long that either u seem to find everything perfect or you just hate it!! ... well cant decide which one ... but am certainly at that point!...

please be honest, i can take it!.. i guess :S

thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:35 PM
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seriously.. something! anything!!!! c'mon!
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:04 AM
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Re: Please say something..

Personally I think the face/lips etc is too washed out,
the gold leaf looks like it floating “wont even mention the eye
well I won’t either and I am not keen on the hair,
but each to their own as they say.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:31 AM
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1st thanks for saying something ...appreciated!

now opening the file after a few days.... besides the things you've pointed out.. (lips and overall washed out look) i've noticed that the skin looks "stained" and the bone structure... long gone!

well here a less distracting version :S but still not buying the skin.

thanks again for your time.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:45 PM
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Hmmm, the glitter stuff still looks floating, the hair now seems as some grey areas, the shadow looks like bruises, the skin is still uneven and the light facial hairs are disturbing somehow... Guess it needs some more work
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:53 PM
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amica... I totally agree on the bruised skin.... and on the facial hair too..
thanks for taking the time to point it out.

will try to take a dif aproach on the image later on.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:14 AM
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Re: Please say something..

I have some trouble with the crop..seems abit odd..just my opinion!!!
How big is this image? i find it abit, grunchy in a way..could be my screen tho..
But yeah...there are some skin-issues...if this is a high-res, u should be able to get a better skintexture..
best part is...poke around in these forums, and u will learn everything there is to lern about getting good skin

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Old 03-08-2010, 10:26 AM
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Maybe try a gold touch to go with the glitter.
Like this:
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:38 PM
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Re: Please say something..

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Originally Posted by livinginstereo View Post
well hello!! first time posting, been checking the site and would like to hear what you guys have to say about this image...

1st: Picture taken by me, for fun.. to a friend.

2nd:Retouching approach: D&B (first ever try) and some texture to simulate pores.

3rd:I know the hair might be a little distracting(wont even mention the eye) (sorry about that.. its part of a major plan to keep my friends' FB "cool" :S.

4th: Ive reached certain point...(when you stare at an image for soooo long that either u seem to find everything perfect or you just hate it!! ... well cant decide which one ... but am certainly at that point!...

please be honest, i can take it!.. i guess :S

thanks in advance for your feedback.
Had to make a comment here... I liked the concept but I think it might have been over-worked a bit.... except for the hair she looked bland and washed out to me...

Tried to stay with the original Kewl concept...

Blended the Original with your retouch to bring out some details
added lower eyelashes
darkened lips
sharpened

~~Original~~UR Retouch~~myvers~~
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:54 PM
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I have some trouble with the crop..seems abit odd..just my opinion!!!
How big is this image? i find it abit, grunchy in a way..could be my screen tho..
But yeah...there are some skin-issues...if this is a high-res, u shttp://www.retouchpro.com/forums/images/icons/icon11.gifhould be able to get a better skintexture..
best part is...poke around in these forums, and u will learn everything there is to lern about getting good skin
well the croping is actually my fav part! lol.... any how....yeah its a shame that having the RAW file the skin ended up so strange... and yes I've been diving into the threads.... guess I need to digest them better!

thanks for the tip!
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